About Us

My name is Kevin Shaw, and together with the help, love and support of my family, launched Mopar Connection Magazine to honor the legendary muscle cars of the ‘60s and ’70s and today’s modern machines.

Since first launching in January of 2016, Mopar Connection Magazine has become the fastest-growing digital magazine for MOPAR enthusiasts – and is the only digital publication of its type to be recognized and officially licensed through MOPAR.

Mopar Connection Magazine delivers the latest industry news, car features that look into the personal emotion of the owner, coverage from events nationwide, and real-world do-it-yourself tech that defines what it means to be a MOPAR lover.

Mopar Connection Magazine publishes its articles daily and completely free to you – requiring no sign-ins, apps, downloads, or passwords to access our subscription-free content, making it the single-most accessible MOPAR magazine in the industry.

The Mopar Connection Staff

Kevin ShawKevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com
Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching Mopar Connection Magazine. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story. He’s also the co-author of “The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide.”

Mike WilkinsMike Wilkins

Technical Editor
Michael Wilkins is a lifelong Mopar owner, restorer, and car enthusiast, as well as a respected judge of OE Plymouth and Dodge B-Bodies. Wilkins has spent nearly half a century driving, racing, and restoring some of the finest Mopars in the US, earning several Antique Automobile of America Grand National Senior awards, Mopar National Best of Show and first place awards, and a co-author of “The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide.”

Cody ColeCody Cole

Associate Editor – cody.cole@shawgroupmedia.com
Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody’s parents gave him a rusty ’69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody’s garage still features that ’69 Charger as well as the additions of a ’70 Coronet, ’71 Charger R/T, ’71 Road Runner, ’04 SRT-4, ’06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, ’08 Challenger SRT8, ’16 Wrangler Unlimited Back Country and a ’17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

Gavin WollenburgGavin Wollenburg

Sales Associate/Contributing Editor – gavin.wollenburg@shawgroupmedia.com
Gavin grew up around Mopars in his lakeside home in Ohio, his father showing him nearly everything he needed to know about haulin’ some serious rear in his ’72 Dart Swinger. Since then, he’s made his little A-Body a serious autocross contender and regularly shows the modern boys how an old Dart does it!

Michael HardingMichael Harding

Contributing Tech Editor
Michael was first fascinated with a wind-up toy car at five years old, and just had to take it apart to see how it worked. Not much has changed, except he is now taking apart real cars and building them for street and road racing. His love for Mopar goes back to his first musclecar: a 1970 Dodge Coronet. His current Mopar is a 1965 Belvedere II that he road races.

Contributors

Jefferson BryantJefferson Bryant

Jefferson has been in the automotive aftermarket industry for over 10 years. Based in Stillwater, Ok, Jefferson wanted to focus on the car culture that existed in the lower-Midwest United States. In 2002, Jefferson was recognized as a Top-100 Installer by Mobile Electronics Magazine, and is a MECP-Certified Installer and Product Specialist.

Bradley IgerBradley Iger

Brad is not only a Mopar aficionado and contributor to Directly Connected, but the Editor-in-Chief of Winding Road Magazine, offering in-depth looks at new vehicles as well as a unique perspective on the driving experience through online video.

Larry WeinerLarry Weiner

Larry Weiner is the Editor of Pentastar Power magazine, and has worked with Mopar Hall of Fame inductee, Norm Kraus (aka Mr. Norm), the founder of Grand Spaulding Dodge, for nearly 25 years and spearheads the Mr. Norm’s limited edition vehicle and parts program. Larry owns several vintage Mopars, including a one of a kind A-12 inspired 1968 Plymouth B-Body wagon powered by a 440 Six-Pack, and a low mile survivor 1967 Chrysler Town & Country.

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